An engaging and practical guided tour of the simple and nature-inspired ways that Finns stay happy and healthy--including the powerful concept of sisu, or everyday courage
Forget hygge--it's time to blow out the candles and get out into the world! Journalist Katja Pantzar did just that, taking the huge leap to move to the remote Nordic country of Finland. What she discovered there transformed her body, mind and spirit. In this engaging and practical guide, she shows readers how to embrace the "keep it simple and sensible" daily practices that make Finns one of the happiest populations in the world, year after year.
Movement as medicine: How walking, biking and swimming every day are good for what ails us--and best done outside the confines of a gym
Forest therapy: Why there's no substitute for getting out into nature on a regular basis
Healthy eating: What the Nordic diet can teach us all about feeding body, mind and soul
The gift of sisu: Why Finns embrace a special form of courage, grit and determination as a national virtue - and how anyone can dig deeper to survive and thrive through tough times.
If you've ever wondered if there's a better, simpler way to find happiness and good heath, look no further. The Finns have a word for that, and this empowering book shows us how to achieve it.
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"Karen Cass offers a polished narration of Helsinki-based writer, editor, and broadcast journalist Pantzar's audiobook. The work is part memoir and part informal study on the Finnish quality of sisu--loosely translated as courage, resilience, and grit. This audiobook takes listeners on a journey to Finland, exploring Nordic-inspired life choices that seem to make Finnish people happier and healthier. Offering a story of quiet personal transformation, along with a digest of healthy Finnish habits in areas such as exercise, eating, encountering nature, and decluttering, Cass's pleasant British voice is clear and well paced. She sounds genuinely engaged by the material, a quality that will attract those who seek sensible and accessible self-improvement. J.C.G. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"
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